Here’s the transcript of his speech. Nine pages in all, composed in his trademark turgid “Up With People” meets “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” style. Literally the first four and a half pages of this turd are devoted to abstractions about peace, love, dignity, justice, and other types of sugar and spice that he likes to lard up his speeches with to make the poison go down more smoothly. See last year’s UN speech for another example. As I said at the time, “He’s forever threading the needle between … psychopathic Islamist designs on Israel and the sort of squishy brotherhood nonsense that buys him legitimacy with the international community on which he depends.” Skim through this one to see if I wasn’t right, paying special attention to the passage at the top of page 6 about the Zionists who “have been dominating an important portion of the financial and monetary centers as well as the political decision-making centers of some European countries and the U.S. in a deceitful, complex and furtive manner.” Think I’m exaggerating with that “Protocols” analogy, eh?
Other pearls of wisdom to be found within: The genocide in Darfur is the fault of certain unnamed western powers and NATO bears sole responsibility for the war in Georgia. Oh, and Israel and the American empire are on their way to collapse, per page 7. If you still can’t get enough after all that, watch CNN tonight at 9 for his interview with useful idiot Larry King. Exit question: He’s got two days to kill before that big interfaith group hug at the Grand Hyatt on Thursday. What’s he going to do to pass the time? Hmmmm.
Update: He must be joking.
Below is a Statement from Senator Barack Obama on President Ahmadinejad’s Remarks
“I strongly condemn President Ahmadinejad’s outrageous remarks at the United Nations, and am disappointed that he had a platform to air his hateful and anti-Semitic views. The threat from Iran’s nuclear program is grave. Now is the time for Americans to unite on behalf of the strong sanctions that are needed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime.
“Once again, I call upon Senator McCain to join me in supporting a bipartisan bill to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by allowing states and private companies to divest from companies doing business in Iran. The security of our ally Israel is too important to play partisan politics, and it is deeply disappointing that Senator McCain and a few of his allies in Congress feel otherwise,” said Senator Barack Obama.